FARGO -- “The Narrow Escape Problem” – Year 3, Episode 4 (Airs May 10, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured (l-r): Ewan McGregor as Ray Stussy. CR: Chris Large/FXWinter is coming ... but not soon enough for "Fargo" fans waiting for Season 4.

While FX has yet to officially order a fourth season of the acclaimed anthology drama, creator Noah Hawley and FX CEO John Landgraf have both talked about it like a sure thing.

The only downside is that Hawley doesn't expect Season 4 to be ready anytime soon— because filming needs to take place in winter.

"I have to write [the episodes], then we have to prep it, then we have to film it, which means it's either this coming winter or next winter," he told The Wrap.

"Given my schedule with making a movie and posting a movie this summer, and then gearing up to do more 'Legion,' assuming we get a pickup. It seems like a long shot that I can launch 'Fargo' 4 this winter."

Hawley does have a lot of projects on his plate. His other FX series, the "X-Men"-related "Legion," debuts its second season on April 3. He's also working on an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle" for the network.

On the movie side, he's developing a "Doctor Doom" movie, based on the "Fantastic Four" uber-villain, and the Natalie Portman astronaut film "Pale Blue Dot."

Still, Hawley's got plans for "Fargo" Season 4. While he hasn't divulged many details, he has previously said that it will take place before Season, so sometime before 1979.

"It will always be a complicated story with a lot of moving pieces," he said.